Autodromo Riccardo Paletti is a motorsport race track near Varano in the Province of Parma, Italy.
The track began as a small 550 m (0.34 mi) oval in 1969, and this was then expanded to a full 1.800 km (1.118 mi), 11 turn race track. This new layout was inaugurated officially on 26 March 1972.
Autodromo Riccardo Paletti
|Time zone||CET, UTC+1|
|Coordinates||44°40′52″N 10°1′21″E / 44.68111°N 10.02250°ECoordinates: 44°40′52″N 10°1′21″E / 44.68111°N 10.02250°E|
|Major events||Formula Renault; Formula Three Euroseries|
|Length||2.360 km (1.466 mi)|
|Race lap record||1:03.181 (César Ramos, BVM – Target Racing, 2010, Italian Formula Three Championship)|
|Length||2.375 km (1.476 mi)|
|Race lap record||1:01.998 (Nico Rosberg, Team Rosberg, 2003, Formula 3 Euro Series)|
|Length||1.800 km (1.118 mi)|
|Race lap record||0:43.306 (Andrea Belluzzi, Coloni, 1995, Superformula)|
In 2001 the layout was extended to a length of 2.375 km (1.476 mi).
The track is named after Formula One driver Riccardo Paletti, who was killed at the 1982 Canadian Grand Prix.